According to the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Governor, Jubril Gawat, the Lagos State government had plans to erect a new airport in the Lekki area of the state. Gawat made this known via his official Twitter handle on Friday.
The project had been confirmed on Thursday by the Special Adviser on Private-Private Partnerships to the Governor, Ope George. The project will be constructed on 3,500 hectares of land and would commence next year.
“The project is expected to take off in the year 2023 and will be constructed on 3,500 hectares of land, master plan, and aeronautical designs are in place; while studies are ongoing about strategies, funding, and other issues, after which the project will be taken to the marketplace.”
The special adviser additionally stated that the airport would be expected to cater to a minimum of five million people yearly, and would be constructed in partnership with local and foreign investors.